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Southern Utah Thunderbirds at UCLA Bruins Game Thread

The Bruins begin the “Maui on the Mainland” portion of the schedule tonight with a game against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

NCAA Basketball: Long Beach State at UCLA
Alex Olesinski may see more time tonight due to the fact that the Thunderbirds like to play inside.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the UCLA Bruins meet the Southern Utah Thunderbirds for the first time at 8 pm in Pauley Pavilion. This game is a part of an extension of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in Hawai’i which is being referred as “Maui on the Mainland.”

As DCBruins pointed out, Southern Utah is not a conventional team. Don’t look for them to try to start hitting a bunch of threes. Instead, look for them to come inside.

The one thing UCLA cannot do tonight is underestimate the Thunderbirds. If they do, look for the Bruins to need another second half comeback to win tonight. If they don’t underestimate Southern Utah, they should win buzzer-to-buzzer.

Listen to the Game Here on BN!

This season, we are proud to, again, have today’s audio feed for everyone who opts to us the TuneIn Player link below. For optimum results, start the audio feed then pause your DVR and sync them up together. Today’s game is on Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson and Casey Jacobsen. If you would prefer to listen to Josh Lewin and Tracy Murray call tonight’s game instead you can listen to tonight’s game online.

Just be sure to right-click on the link above so that you can open up another tab and have it going while you chat in the comments below.

Join your fellow fans discussing tonight’s game.

This is your UCLA Bruins vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds game thread.

Go Bruins!!!